Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Western Quilt All Finished


Hello Chickadees.

Santa is checking his list, have you been naughty or nice?  LOL!



Just wanted to show you the western quilt I finished for my sister in law.  I do live in Texas but western fabrics really are not my thing, but that is ok.  My sister in law has a new  grand baby and wanted to give him a quilt for Christmas.  It turned out to be a crib size or maybe a tad bigger.


This is how I quilted it.  The pattern is so much fun and really quilted kind of fast.  

Hope all of you doing well and staying warm.

Hugs,
donna


Friday, December 12, 2014

I Am Back And A Little Sewing


Good morning and Happy Friday.
I can not believe it is almost the middle of December.
I have just been plugging along.  Some of you know I have been quilting at a local quilt shop 2 days a week.  This week I worked late trying to finish some quilts so our customers could have them for Christmas.  So I have been busy doing that and quilting from home.


This is part of one of my customer quilts.  I found this sweet polka dot fabric to make binding and it matches perfectly.  Well, I did not get a picture of the front of the quilt.  (AGAIN)  The quilt is the sweetest baby quilt ever.  The ladies grandmother made it but it never was quilted.  The front had the sweetest hand embroidery and applique.  I used loops so I could go around the hand work.


This is part of the quilty fun we are having on Instagram.  Lori Holt from Bee In Your Bonnet is hosting it.  I think most of the people have finished there quilts, but you can still find the instructions on Instagram.  I am behind, and I think there are 2 or 3 more blocks I need to make.  Just thought I would show you a few today.
This is my gingerbread boy.  I love how he turned out.  This is one of the sweetest blocks and you know how much I love rick rack.  


Ok, now when I was making this block I loved it.  Then I took a picture of it and now I think the back ground is to busy.  Whoops!


This ornament I love.  The instructions where to use 3 fabrics and rick rack in the middle.  But I just love this fabric and wanted to use a whole piece.  Sometimes I just have to be the odd bird.  I had a small piece of rick rack for the hook.  When I was sewing it down I had it in a more curved position.  It was really had to pin since the rick rack is so tiny, well I did not get as much of a curve on the top as I wanted, but I still love it.

Today I am working on piecing a western baby quilt for my sister in law to give as a Christmas gift.  So I better get going.

Hope you all have an awesome day.

Hugs
donna



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving


From my family to yours.
Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Hugs,
donna


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Under The Weather


Happy Saturday sweet Chickadee's.

I am finally feeling a little better today.   Bronchitis is for the birds.  Yesterday I did a little sewing in between naps.  If you are following Bee In My Bonnet on Instagram then you know about the have a yourself a quilty Christmas.



This is my Christmas tree that I finished yesterday.


The mittens are so much fun to do.  This mittens pattern is in Lori's Quilty Fun book.  But for a few of the patterns Lori is giving us instructions on Instagram.  I am behind in the sew along but hoping to can catch up soon.  

Hope you are all well and staying warm.

Hugs,
donna



Monday, November 17, 2014

Retreat Time


Happy Monday sweet friends.
I can not believe I have been MIA for so long.
I have been quilting for customers and enjoying some Skyler time.

This weekend I am at an retreat in LaGrange, Texas.  The picture above is the view from my sewing table.  It has been cold and dreary here.


These are all the fun people I am sewing with this weekend.  
We are having sew much fun and I think we are talking and catching more than we are doing sewing.  LOL!


If you are on InstaGram you may have seen the sew along with Lori from over at Bee In My Bonnet using some of her patterns out of her Quilty Fun quilt book.  These are the only 2 blocks I have done so far.  I did not bring enough Christmas fabric.  There is other sewing going on but I have not taken any more pictures.  I am also trying to catch up on the Scrappy Crossroad blocks that Lori did a tutorial on.  
So stay tuned more pictures to come.

Hope y'all have a great day.

Hugs,
donna


Monday, November 3, 2014

Around The World Blog Hop

Hello chickadee's.

I was so thrilled when Greg at Grey Dogwood Studio asked me to join in the Around The World Blog Hop.  This blog hop has been going on now for a few months.  So I will show you what I am working on and tell you a little bit about donnaslavendernest.

What am I working on?


I showed you this gem a couple of months ago when I scored it at a resale shop.  It only needed a few repairs and now that they are done I plan on loading it on the machine and quilting it.  As you can see it does have a few stains on it but I am hoping those will come out after it is soaked.
Stayed tuned I will show you more progress during the week.

Why do I create?

I have always loved to create, even as a little girl begging my grandmother to let me sew.  She would buy us embroidery designs to do and yarn to create.    I love having a finished projecs.  Although lately I am starting more projects and not getting anything finished.  LOL!   We have a retreat coming up maybe I will finish something during that time?

How does my work differ from others?

Geez, this one is hard to answer.  I love everything vintage just like most of you.  So maybe that is not it.  I am guessing it is that I put more lavenders and purples in everything I do. 

How does my creative process work?

Oh boy, I look through a lot of books and I have tons of patterns.  In blog land there are a lot of creative ladies out there that I just love.   To name a few Pam Kitty, Lori Holt, Darlene Zimmerman I could go on and on.  

If you have not been to Grey Dogwood Studio you must pay him a visit.  You are going to be in love with everything he does.   He loves the same sweet fabrics we all do and he knows how to put them together.
Thank you so much Greg for including me on the tour.

Hope y'all have a quilty Monday.

Hugs,
donna




Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween


Happy Friday Chickadee's

A lot has been going on in my nest.  We have been working on a new place to put my store and it is a slooow process.    Went to market and bought home some fun things.  Stay tuned for pictures.

I am slowly adding sweet fabric's to my sale bin.  All Christmas is on sale up to 50% off.  I only have one more kit left of the 50 Years Rudolph.  

Hope y'all have a fun and safe Halloween.

Hugs,
donna